Thursday, November 29, 2007

Help By And For Senior Citizens

A lot of people think that they are just to old to be of any use and that is not true! There is a government grant program that wants to help seniors to be able to continue to live in their homes. I know from personal experience that seniors prefer to be able to still live in their homes as opposed to having to go to a nursing home or a senior citizens's community residence.

If you have a nonprofit organization (and this includes faith-based organizations) that wants to help senior citizens to remain in their own homes then you might want to think about implementing a program where seniors help other seniors to be able to stay in their homes. You could recruit other senior citizens to help or if you are a senior citizen yourself then you can start a nonprofit organization of your own to help other seniors. There are even some instances where you may receive a stipend for volunteering! Once you have obtained nonprofit status then you can apply for a government grant program that provides funding for seniors to be able to go out and help and/or assist other seniors. If you already have a non-profit organization that has this kind of program (or want to have this type of program) then you should check and see if your nonprofit organization is eligible to apply for this grant funding.

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